You should be counting your blessings
From the sky, your eagle eyes found a great blind faith
I could be kicking the bucket
But, you should know, I never had very good aim

The right of way is a wild goose chase

It makes you wonder
If shooting for stars is like darts in the dark
It makes you wonder
If the beaten path is the promised land

If I worship the ground that he walks on
And it winds up that he has two left feet
Will he be walking on water?
Cause, you should know, we never liked to get our feet wet

The right of way is a wild goose chase

It makes you wonder
If shooting for stars is like darts in the dark
It makes you wonder
If the beaten path is the promised...

I got dizzy
I got lost

It makes you wonder
If shooting for stars is like darts in the dark
It makes you wonder
If the beaten path is the promised land

It makes you wonder
And I'm just a stick in the mud


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Musical Chairs song meanings
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    General Commentwhile the lyrics are still amazing, this is one of their easiest songs to figure out. Again, i think that while it clearly calls out christianity in the second verse, it is a generalized song questioning the need for religion as a whole.

    "the right of way is a wild goose chase"-that sums up the song fairly well right there. The Answer, the truth, the right of way is completely unattainable, its a wild goose chase, so how can anyone profess to know it?

    "it makes you wonder, if shooting for stars is like darts in the dark"-great fucking line...pretty self explanatory, but the use of the phrase "shooting for stars" is perfect here. You know, you shoot for the stars, be the best you can be...but, as it relates to the song, it takes on the meaning that perhaps looking up (shooting for stars) for answers is completely pointless(darts in the dark)

    "if i worship the ground that he walks on, and it winds up that he has two left feet, will he be walking on water? cause you should know, we never like to get our feet wet"-best line in the song. Naturally this is the christianity part. But i think this line ties into the title of the song quite well. In true smarmy sarcastic form, this verse pretty much says that people will accept these false truths to be the sheer foundation of their lives, yet they tend to tweek these concrete "truths" to better suit their situation. It completely takes any validity out of your argument if you are willing to take something that is supposed to be holy and sacred and completely change it to meet your personal needs/wants. "will he be walking on water? cause you should know we never like to get our feet wet"...i picture like a job fair, but for religions. And each religion is trying to sell themselves to the public, and the public likes where it's going...buuuut, there's just one little catch, we don't like to get our feet wet, so maybe i can just do as you say, but not exactly as you do. Its musical chairs, you get in where you fit in. Whatever appeals to you the most, where you fit in, is automatically your solution to an unknowable question. And the problem is that religion has trained humanity to believe that through some dusty old books, and rotting old scriptures, and an extremely impressive game of telephone we somehow have a tight grasp on exactly whats going on here...but we dont. Religion is comfortable, and above all else reassuring...but it makes you wonder if the beaten path is the promise road

    those are my thoughts...what are yours?
    AuntieEm&UncleSamon October 08, 2009   Link

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